I’m a tad cack handed.
Wait, who am I kidding? That’s an understatement. I’m as ham-fisted as a man with a large leg of ham in his fist. When the lovely peeps at Superdrug asked me to try out a liquid eyeliner, then, you can imagine I was a little alarmed – even more so when they mentioned it was ‘semi-permanent’. Argh!
They come in some really nice colours – 12 in all from bright aquas, golds and glitters through to black. I opted for a nice sensible dark grey, thinking that if I splodged it all over myself, people would think I was rocking a smoky eye. It’s a cute little thing and, I reckon, it looks a bit more expensive that its quite reasonable £5.99 price tag.
So. Ease of use, then? Hmmm. Initial attempts were not promising. I got it looking alright on one side, only to bugger up the other eye. It’s quite difficult to get off (well, it’s kind of designed to stay put, to be fair), but with practice, and a handy pot of waterproof make-up remover, it’s actually very good. On the days that I got it right, my metallic grey sweep of eye liner made me feel rather cool and edgy and stayed all day, through Irish rain and forgetting that I had it on and rubbing my eyes (I’m always doing that- I’ll look in the mirror several hours later and realise I’ve just walked round Tesco looking like someone’s smacked me in the eye).
The verdict? It’s a nice looking eyeliner, true to its ‘semi-permanent’ word and the colours are gorgeous. If you’re a first-time liquid eyeliner wearer, I’d suggest having a few practice runs and wiping mistakes off quickly, because once it’s dry, it’s staying put. Excellent for evenings out, holidays and weddings, I would imagine, where you wouldn’t want a few tears ruining your make-up. A month on and I’m applying mine with a flourish and loving the look. I’m actually thinking now that I’d quite like a brighter colour too.
GOSH Extreme Art eyeliners are available from Superdrug stores nationwide and www.superdrug.com, priced £5.99.
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